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Upcoming Virtual Hangout Offers Information for Grad Students Interested in Working at the CFT

Feb. 9, 2015—Attention, Vandy grad students! Do you enjoy teaching? Do you look forward to those days when your advisor is out of town and you can take over her class for a day? Are you interested in the research on teaching and learning? If you answered a resounding “yes!” to one or more of those questions,...

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Grad Students, Come Work at the CFT!

Jan. 13, 2015—Each year the Center for Teaching (CFT) hires a number of graduate students as part of its efforts to mentor and train graduate students, including those serving as teaching assistants or instructors of record here at Vanderbilt as well as those interested in developing teaching skills for future faculty careers. The CFT has several types...

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When Words Won’t Suffice

Oct. 29, 2014—By Ben Galina, Graduate Teaching Fellow  Monday, November 3rd at 7:15pm, our learning community will meet at the Center for Teaching to discuss microagressions. For more information, stop by the CFT, check out our website, or email me or my co-facilitator, Brielle Harbin, for more information.  

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A Reflection on Facilitating Conversations on Difference and Power

Sep. 26, 2014—By Brielle Harbin, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow Conversations about race are often fraught. The remains of past hurts or misunderstandings fill our words with emotion and implicit meanings. Peeling back these layers often reveals hurt, hurt caused by feeling misunderstood or invalidated. These hurts dwell in all of us, even when they go unengaged. We...

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New Partnership, New Opportunities for Humanities Doctoral Students

Jan. 8, 2014—by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director We at the CFT are thrilled to be part of Vanderbilt’s new Mellon Partners for Humanities Education project to provide “specialized training for new Vanderbilt Ph.D.s in preparing students for teaching at liberal arts colleges and historically black colleges and universities” (HBCU).  The program, supported by a $1.475 million...

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Graduate Teaching Fellows 2013-14

Jul. 1, 2013—The Center for Teaching is excited to announce its incoming Graduate Teaching Fellows (GTFs) for 2013-14. GTFs provide a variety of services for Vanderbilt’s graduate, post doc and professional students, including one-on-one consultations on teaching issues and professional development, syllabus and course design, interpreting and responding to student evaluations, writing teaching statements, and engaging techniques...

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